Bits & Bytes

CALIFORNIA: The fire news is so awful. I can’t even.

CALIFORNIA: Then there’s this … “On Saturday night two Sheriff’s deputies including a 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old were ambushed and shot in their car in Los Angeles. Video shows a very short man or child stalking the sitting car and then shooting the two deputies several times in the head. When the deputies were brought to St. Francis Hospital in Los Angeles by ambulance Black Lives Matter activists swarmed the hospital and blocked the entry and screamed, ‘We hope the bitch dies!’”

COVID: Be cautious about COVID-19 vaccines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a law called the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, which provides immunity to vaccine companies if something (side effects, permanent injuries, deaths) goes wrong.

PENNSYLVANIA: Lancaster – When BLM rioters swarmed the police station and ignored eight orders to back off, police used CS gas, stun grenades, mace, and rubber billets to clear them out.

A Lancaster Black Lives Matter militant called for people to shoot police in retaliation.

The excuse for the Lancaster riot was the shooting of Ricardo Munoz. His sister called the police to report that he was aggressive and attempting to break into their mother’s home. When officers arrived, he lunged at one of them with a knife.

Munoz liked knives. In 2019, he stabbed four people. It’s not clear why he was walking the streets in 2020, free to menace his mom, sister, and police officers with a knife. But he’s not any more.

PRIVILEGE: Aka, bad manners – A black, female airline passenger was video’d refusing to move so a white the flight attendant could get past her. It made the internet, but probably not the MSM news, since the colors of the two didn’t support their narrative of a Raaacist America.

Rude woman who happened to be Black: “Don’t push me.”

Flight attendant who happened to be White: “I need to get to the back.”

Rude: “She put her hands on me! She wants to go to jail! You all see how she’s antagonizing me?

When a passenger who also happened to be White attempt to aid the flight attendant, she gets a face full of the rude woman’s mask-less ire.

Are you my boss? You are white privilege, you’re not my boss. Sit down! “You have white privilege and it’s not here, it’s over with, it’s 2020, wake up. You need to understand, you don’t run America no more sweetheart,” she spewed at the White woman, going on to explain how she once “slapped the shit” out of a “white bitch” for disrespecting her on a bus back when she was 14 (when it was not 2020). It’s unclear what happened after the clip ended.

Way back in the sixties, two Black girls tripped me as I was coming through a school door and laughed about it. I whirled around, fully intending to kick the witch, until I saw she had white tights on and I thought, “My dirty shoe will ruin her tights”, so I didn’t. Then my eyes scanned up and I realized it was probably a good thing I’m anal about dirt, because there were two of them and one of me, and they were Black … or did we call them African-American or People of Color that year. I get so confused.

I don’t know for a fact that the two twits tripped me for Walking while White, but it seems likely, since that was the year the armed Blacks took over the student union building at Cornell University in my home town of Ithaca, NY. I got off easy with just one minor incident. Some of my White classmates were beaten.

This was my first experience with racism. I only learned much later that there were parts of America that were overtly racist against Blacks in the ’60s. Liberal Ithaca was the opposite. In fact, when I was in elementary school, I had a playmate who apparently had brown skin. I didn’t pay attention. She was just Chloe to me. I overheard some woman say, “Isn’t that sweet? Black and White playing so nicely together.” And I distinctly remember thinking the woman was an idiot, because why wouldn’t we?

URUSHIOL: The oily substance produced by poison oak, Chinese lacquer tree, poison ivy, poison sumac and in parts of the mango tree that causes an itchy, red rash.

At the link is a video I don’t know how to embed here. In it, a skin specialist explains (and demonstrates) FOR FREE how to avoid getting a urushiol rash.

The oil doesn’t cause the rash instantly. It has to be on your skin for hours. So he key is to wash thoroughly with hot water, a grease cutting detergent AND a wash cloth without missing any spots, like between the fingers, on the underside of the arms, behind the ears, etc.

He demonstrates using black motor oil, which behaves like urushiol but is easier to see.

WALK AWAY: Today’s excerpt – “I don’t talk about President Trump to other people because I’m not supposed to be a Republican. I’m black! I’m a woman! I shared something with my family one day about us as Christians needing to show respect to the President because of his office. That’s what the Bible tells us to do.

Well that didn’t go over too well. I was told that I was being oppressed by the oppressor. I was told that there was nothing presidential about him so they would not respect him. I got quiet again. But I could feel the need to stop hiding. Everyone gets to talk about how great Obama was, how great Biden and Harris will be, and here I sat quietly not saying anything for fear of rejection.

And then today I stumbled upon this group and read some of the posts. Story after story, I realized there were more people out there like my husband and me!! And if they could share their stories, well so could I! So here I am!!”

GRAMMY NOTES: Our granddaughter was missing us so much on Grandparents Day that we attempted a Zoom chat. We couldn’t get the video working on our side. We got to see her do her new gymnastics moves, but she almost cried about not being able to see us, so we tried to take a Selfie. As you can tell, it was our first attempt. LOL

Today’s To Do List includes “Learn how to use Zoom.” I may also look into “How in blazes do you hold the stinking phone steady to take a decent Selfie?” I may need to reword that second one before putting it into my search engine.

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